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Movable painless lump in the groin area after injury. Blood test report normal. Anything to be worried?

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I have a lump , soft and painless and movable in the groin area. It is actually in the area of pubic hair and not exactly in the crease. I had a blood test done and everything came out negative for infections. I was doing a lot of biking ( stationery) spinning classes and actually injured the very area that is affected. Is it possible that I damaged a lymph node in the process of this. I really hurt that area badly. I am not tired, sick or have night sweats or fevers.
Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 52 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
A soft movable painless lump in the area of pubic hair after an injury is likely to be a soft tissue swelling due to the localised tissue injury and bleeding. A damaged lymph node is not likely to swell up. Rather an intact lymph node can show such a swelling due to an infection in the leg or foot.
If the swelling is due to injury, then it is likely to resolve on its own in 3-4 weeks.
If it is a swollen lymph node then a fine needle aspiration cytology needs to be done to know the cause of swelling. Other likely possibilities are a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma.
A direct examination is needed to differentiate these. I suggest you to see your doctor for localised examination of the lump. You may plan the necessary procedure after discussing with him.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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